Balance is hard.
I’m not talking the whole work/family/find time for yourself balance. I’m talking balance balance. The kind of balance that allows you to walk across a tight rope or stand on one foot.
After our car accident in 2008 I had to go to physiotherapy for quite awhile. Even though it was my back and neck that were injured, the main focus was working on my core and part of that was through balance exercises. Both Hockey Husband and I spent a lot of time on the stability ball. Cirque de Soleil for the unbalanced.
Balance is a fundamental part of life, from grabbing a bag of chips hidden on the high shelf of the pantry to running out of the house to get away from bickering kids, we need balance to perform every day tasks.
You probably think you have good balance, right? I want you to try this right now. Stand up and balance on one foot for 30 seconds.
How was it? Easy? Maybe you wobbled a bit but were able to do it?
Now, I want you to do the same thing, only with your eyes closed.
Chances are it was (a) harder or (b) you couldn’t do it at all. Pretty cool, right? It’s like the whole arm swinging thing!
So what’s the whole point of this post? Nothing. I’ve been working on ankle strengthening exercises and just thought I’d share.
Also, I now spend a large portion of my day walking around on tip toes. It’s amazing the things my kids don’t notice.